Capcom Not Using DRM for Street Fighter 3
A nice surprise was recently uncovered over on the Capcom-Unity forums. According to posts from Christian Svensson, CO/VP of Capcom, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike will not be using the much disdained DRM that previous Capcom PSN titles have been. Link to the comment, and another one. In case you don’t remember, games like Final Fight and Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 required you to be connected to the PlayStation Network in order to play the game. Not surprisingly, people were unhappy about that, especially when the PSN outage occurred and the games became unplayable.
Another post claims that there are no plans for releasing a patch that disables the DRM in the aforementioned games. I think the reason they’re omitting the DRM is purely because this is a Street Fighter title that will sell a lot; they don’t want to alienate customers by forcing them to use their awful DRM. It’s also part of the PSN PLAY bundle, which may mean something. I’m going to wait for their next PSN title before I start celebrating the fact that they’ve done away with the DRM for good.